It’s time for another of our fortnightly looks at the Swiss Re Cat Bond Performance Indices to see how they have performed and what their movement can tell us about the mood and sentiment within the insurance-linked securities market. Last time we looked at the indices it was evident that the full impact of the […]
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The confusion around whether the Nelson Re catastrophe bond from Glacier Re is going to make a payout to investors continues after the deal was extended again a couple of days ago. This document from the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange shows that an extension notice was submitted on the 28th November, extending the deal until […]
Some confusion has come to light over the Nelson Re Ltd. catastrophe bond which was thought to have been triggered and to have lost close to $27m of investors principal. Back in July, sponsor Glacier Re had reported a proof of loss which would have seen investors only recover 60.6% of the $67.5m tranche of […]
The final losses attributable to the Nelson Re Ltd. catastrophe bond, which was issued on behalf of sponsor Glacier Re (who are now in run-off) back in 2008, are becoming clearer today after Moody’s issued a ratings affirmation and update regarding the transaction. Nelson Re was impacted by losses from 2008’s hurricane Ike which caused […]
Moody’s Investor Services has issued a press release stating that the Nelson Re catastrophe bond transaction sponsored by Glacier Re will not be affected by Glacier’s recently announced quota share and renewal rights transaction with Endurance Speciality Holdings.
An interesting situation has come about after Glacier Re, the Swiss based reinsurer, announced that it was putting itself voluntarily into run-off. On the 27th August Glacier Re announced that it had reviewed its strategic alternatives and decided to discontinue its underwriting operations and go into a self-managed run-off.
Moody’s has downgraded the ratings of one tranche of the Nelson Re Ltd. catastrophe bond transaction and placed two other tranches on review for possible downgrade. The June 2008 cat bond issued on behalf of Glacier Re is a $180m three year deal.
Moody’s Investor Service has announced that it will be keeping the Class G notes of catastrophe bond Nelson Re Ltd. on review pending a possible downgrade pending further information from the sponsor. Glacier Reinsurance AG sponsored Nelson Re. Moody’s requires further information to be able to assess loss estimates by line and state, work out […]
It’s often overlooked that there is catastrophe bond exposure in Europe, most of the coverage is related to hurricanes in the U.S. or earthquakes. Only when an event occurs of the magnitude of this past weekends windstorm does it suddenly become a talking point in the insurance-linked securities market. A deadly storm (Klaus) blew in […]
Glacier Re have just released the below press release on their recent Nelson Re transaction. Remember, details on this and other deals are always available in our Deal Directory. Nelson Re issues $180 million of catastrophe bonds Glacier Reinsurance AG (“Glacier Re” or “the Company”), the Switzerland-based reinsurer, today announces that Nelson Re Ltd has […]